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FAMOUS RELATIONS


     This page is devoted to famous "cousins" that I have discovered in my family tree.
If genealogies can be believed, among my ancestors are some Royals.

The first was my ancestor Thomas Holbrook (JANET BUNDY, ELIZABETH BELCHER, HENRY BELCHER, WILLIAM BELCHER, CAROLINE DRAKE, LINCOLN DRAKE, TITUS DRAKE, EPHRIAM DRAKE, BENJAMIN DRAKE, BENJAMIN DRAKE, JANE HOLBROOK, THOMAS.)
He is also the ancestor of three Presidents:

JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD (ELIZABETH (ELIZA)BALLOU, MEHITABLE INGALLS, HENRY INGALLS, EBENEZER INGALLS, EUNICE LUDDIN, EUNICE HOLBROOK, JOHN HOLBROOK, THOMAS)

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (LOUISE MARIE TORREY, SAMUEL DAVENPORT, WILLIAM DAVENPORT, DEBORAH HOLBROOK, WILLIAM HOLBROOK, PETER HOLBROOK, THOMAS (JOHN) HOLBROOKE, THOMAS)
     President Taft and I share another ancestor: Capt. WILLIAM TORREY  Recently I have found sources that credit Jane(akaJune) Haviland, wife of Capt. William Torrey, as a direct descendent of King Edward III and Edward Longshanks of England thru two ggrandparents.

GEORGE H.W. BUSH (PRESCOTT SHELDON, FLORA SHELDON, MARY ELIZABETH BUTLER, ELIZABETH SLADE PIERCE, LEVI PIERCE, ISAAC PIERCE, NATHAN PIERCE, MIAL PIERCE, HANNAH HOLBROOK, JOHN HOLBROOK, THOMAS) and of course his son, GEORGE WALKER BUSH.

Another ancestor that I share with some notable people is: WILLIAM HEATH (JANET ELLENOR BUNDY, ELIZABETH ELLENOR BELCHER, HENRY CLIFFORD BELCHER, ELLA FLORETTA HEATH, DANIEL W. HEATH, SAMUEL HEATH, NATHANIEL HEATH, PELEG HEATH, WILLIAM HEATH, PELEG HEATH, WILLIAM HEATH, WILLIAM)

FRANKLIN PIERCE (ANNA KENDRICK, BENJAMIN KENDRICK, ABIGAIL BOWEN, JOHN BOWEN, ELIZABETH JOHNSON, ISAAC JOHNSON, MARY HEATH, WILLIAM.)

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT (SARA DELANO, CATHERINE LYMAN, JOSEPH SHELDON, MARY SHELDON, BENJAMIN HINSDALE, MARY HINSDALE, MEHITABLE JOHNSON, HUMPHREY JOHNSON, MARY HEATH, WILLIAM)

NELSON A. ROCKERFELLER (ABBY ALDRICH, NELSON WILMARTH, ANAN WILMARTH, JOB WILMARTH, DANIEL WILMARTH, SUSANNAH SMITH, PATIENCE MOWRY, NATHANIEL JOHNSON, MARY JOHNSON, MARY HEATH, WILLIAM)

WALT DISNEY (FLORA CALL, CHARLES CALL, EBER CALL, FANNY JOHNSON, MOSES JOHNSON, ISAAC JOHNSON, JOHN JOHNSON, NATHANIEL JOHNSON, ISAAC JOHNSON, MARY HEATH, WILLIAM)

FRANK WINFIELD WOOLWORTH (JOHN WOOLWORTH, JASPAR WOOLWORTH, MERCY SHELDON, SIMEON SHELDON, THOMAS SHELDON, MARY HINSDALE, MEHITABLE JOHNSON, HUMPHREY JOHNSON, MARY HEATH, WILLIAM)

A ggrandfather that is shared by some other noteworthies is:HUMPHREY ATHERTON (JANET BUNDY, ELIZABETH BELCHER, HENRY BELCHER, WILLIAM BELCHER, DANIEL BELCHER, CLIFFORD BELCHER, JOSEPH BELCHER, MEHITABLE BIRD, SAMUEL BIRD, THANKFUL ATHERTON, HUMPHREY ATHERTON, EDMUND ATHERTON, HUMPHREY)

SUSAN B. ANTHONY (LUCY READ, SUSANNA RICHARDSON, MARY WOODWARD, MINDWELL STONE, MARGARET TROWBRIDGE, MARGARET ATHERTON, HUMPHREY ATHERTON, EDMUND ATHERTON, HUMPHREY)

ROBERT GODDARD (NAHUM GODDARD, NAHUM PARKS, ELVIRA PARKS, DAVID PARKS, LUCY PARKS, MARGARET STONE, EBENEZER TROWBRIDGE, MARGARET TROWBRIDGE, MARGARET ATHERTON, HUMPHREY ATHERTON, EDMUND ATHERTON, HUMPHREY)

With such New England roots, it was not surprising to find a Mayflower connection. I am descended from William Brewster of the Mayflower (JANET BUNDY, ELIZABETH BELCHER, HENRY BELCHER, WILLIAM BELCHER, CAROLINE TORREY DRAKE, CAROLINE TORREY, JOSEPH TORREY, MARY TURNER, EZEKIEL TURNER, AMOS TURNER, MARY BREWSTER, JONATHAN BREWSTER, WILLIAM.)

     There are others in my family tree that are not direct connections but are in secondary branches (cousins of cousins.) There are:
Myles Standish
John Alden and Priscilla Mullins
William Bradford
John Adams and John Quincy Adams
Samuel Adams
Eleanor Roosevelt
Barbara Pierce Bush

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